from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An officer on a merchant ship ranking immediately below the captain.
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- n. An officer on a merchant ship next in rank to the captain and responsible to the captain for the safety and security of the ship.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. an officer in a merchant vessel next in rank to the captain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the officer below the master on a commercial ship
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